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Gordus Johanns Verbugh PALING

Regimental number3540
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
SchoolSydney Grammer School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Address25 Grandview Grove, East Prahran, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinMother, Mrs F Paling, Grandview Grove, East Prahran, Victoria
Enlistment date18 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 2 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll53rd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*given names on nominal roll are Gerardu Johannes
Place of death or woundingFleurbaix, France (Battle of Fromelles)
Age at death34
Age at death from cemetery records33
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 9), Australian Cemetery, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Richard and Florence PALING, 23 Grand View Grove, Armadale, Victoria. Native of Melbourne

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